I know a lot of us are back to school, including myself. I just started my junior year as an English – creative writing major at college and it can get over-whelming. The place where I spend 90% of my time that I’m not on campus is at my desk working on assignments. It’s my favorite place in the house so I thought I’d do a tour post and share it with you all.
The main area of my desk is where I usually keep the basics: my laptop, mouse, headphones, water (or coffee), and whatever assignment I’m working on at the time. I also like to keep a candle lit occasionally, and I have a little Post-It Note dispenser because I use them constantly. I also have a power strip (surge protector?) tucked in the back so I have a charging station for my laptop, phone, Kindle, or whatever else I may need to have with me while I’m working. Lastly, underneath the shelf I have some sticky tabs for marking pages and a box of index cards for easy reach because I use both of those a lot as well.
The side area of my desk is usually where I keep my queue of work. I have a stack of binders and books, along with my planner for easy reference. I have tissues and chapstick there too, because it’s allergy season and I need them in easy reach. There’s the cubby area you can see in the back. There, I keep notebooks and folders I use frequently, like my little notebook of lists, journal, my university’s guidebook for finding things on campus, an MLA writing guide and coloring/writing books for fun. Above the cubby I have my change bowl complete with Penguins plushie and a candle in a fancy candle holder that I got from Bath and Body works and am utterly obsessed with.
Occaisonally, when I have a lot of work or need more space, I’ll set up a folding table next to my desk making an L shape. That way I have more space to work with and don’t have to keep all of my things on the floor. I have back problems, so bending down over and over again for books and papers can be a pain.
As far as the main shelf-type thing, I keep all of my pens, highlighters, and fancy pens separated. I collect mugs, so they make great storage for these kind of things and are also super cute. Plus, I have a way to display my nice mugs I don’t like to actually use. I also have a few plushies for decoration along with some gifts my roommate brought me back from Italy when she visited freshman year. On the right I have an organizer that is great for little things. I use it for paperclips, binder clips, and thumbtacks as well as some of my favorite pens, scissors, and little things I don’t want to lose.To the right I have a wax warmer. I don’t use it that frequently as I prefer candles but the scents are much cheaper.
My drawer for this desk is pretty small and I only have one so it can be tough to work with. I like to keep my extra things in here to replace as the ones on the top of my desk get low. I also keep things in here that I don’t really use daily. The organizers I showed in my Back-to-School Supplies Haul post have helped a lot. I keep things like paper clips and binder clips in those. One of them is used for my whiteboard markers since I have a whiteboard I use for assignments every week that I like to keep pretty. I have extra sticky notes, rubber bands, a ruler and a hole punch in there, too.
Finally, I have my inspo board above my desk. I’ve updated it since my Inspo Board DIY post and have almost filled it up!
I hope you all enjoyed my desk tour! If you’ve gone back to school as well, I hope you have a wonderful semester/year!
As much as I’ve enjoyed doing these back-to-school posts, I’ll be back with bookish posts next Wednesday with my Fall TBR. (Remember that stack of books from my last post? It’s almost time for them to shine!)